Love your Apples and Pears: Winter Fruit Tree Pruning – Formative, Regular, Renovation and Rejuvenation

Care of apples and pears and a winter pruning guide   We are looking at fruit trees - apples and pears just now - and specifically winter care, pruning and management. Young trees, old trees, productive trees and lost souls alike. We have a lot of ground to cover here but don't panic, we can…

All you ever wanted to know about rootstocks: Hounslow Wonder and other apples (reprise)

Another outing for this article, originally posted in August, but even more timely now... Locally, the RHS Taste of Autumn Show is on at Wisley from the 16th to 20th October - for more information, follow the link - http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley/What-s-on/Taste-of-Autumn An apple a day... 'Tis the season, almost, of mellow fruitfulness and home-grown fruit has…

Hounslow Wonder and other apples….

An apple a day... 'Tis the season, almost, of mellow fruitfulness and home-grown fruit has to be one of the best rewards for our gardening efforts. If you haven't already made room in your plot for a fruit tree, now is the time to start thinking about what kind of tree, which variety and doing…